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For future reference the Wikitravel:CIA World Factbook 2002 import can be found at Talk:El Salvador/CIA World Factbook 2002 import. -- Huttite 02:56, 28 Mar 2005 (EST)

Copyright violation[edit]

I am deleting the text currently under "Other Destinations" as it is an (as far as we know) an unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted material from

Pictures - do they stay?[edit]

So there have been several requests (Talk:Main_Page#El_Salvador) of the uploader to give better copyright notice on the pictures, but that hasn't happened. So, while I don't know that they are copyrighted images, I also don't know that they aren't - what next? Do we remove them? -- Ilkirk 09:54, 5 Dec 2005 (EST)

I googled for images of Santa Ana Cathedral and it appears that the same photo now on WikiTravel has been deleted on 29 Oct from the Wikipedia article on Santa Ana. Maybe there is a clue why... Rmx 12:38, 5 Dec 2005 (EST)
I'm pretty sure the cathedral image is copyrighted because I saw it in a Salvadoran newspaper's website some time ago. So I'm removing them from the page and puting new pictures. Could someone delete them? Thanks. Guanaco152003 19:54, 31 May 2006 (EDT)
I found the sources of the Sta. Ana and Tazumal photos, and tagged them as copyright violations. I haven't found the sources of the other two, but given the unreliability of the contributor's licensing statements, and the fact that they aren't really great travel photos, I'll put them up for deletion. - Todd VerBeek 20:20, 31 May 2006 (EDT)

Wikipedia article[edit]

I rolled back an addition from the Wikipedia article. --Evan 19:39, 8 Dec 2005 (EST)

Sleep[edit][add listing]

The hotels should be listed under the city articles where they are located, not on the main country page. Can someone in the know do this? Thanks. WindHorse 20 Feb 06

This seems to be a little out of control. Most seem to be dual-listed anyway. May be time for a clean out. --inas 02:47, 23 September 2009 (EDT)


I keep adding verifiable information about El Salvador's high crime rate and someone keeps removing it in favor of vaguely positive statements without any external sources. 13:39, 8 December 2006 (EST)


I am thinking it does not really need any, but we do have 11 cities listed which says otherwise. Any ideas? Perhaps a straightforward coast and interior split?--Burmesedays 00:01, 25 April 2010 (EDT)

I'm torn between that and an east-west split. If anything, I lean towards east-west, because I think travelers usually base themselves either in the capital or a beach resort/town and then explore nearby areas, and because of the way the country is oriented. Also, it doesn't have the sort of interior natural attractions of most countries in the area, because the rainforest has been chopped down. For the split, I would put the department of San Vicente and everything east of it in the Eastern El Salvador region. --Peter Talk 11:20, 25 April 2010 (EDT)
Looking again, I think you are right. The inland regions have been razed, leaving little of natural interest for any visitor. East/West makes sense, and I will proceed on that basis.

I am not sure that you are writing from the perspective of the local population. I seem to remember that El Salvador is divided into three regions: Oriente, Central, and Occidental. (Orient, Central, and Occidental)

Which departments would go in which of those regions? --Peter Talk 01:19, 7 September 2010 (EDT)
Ditto The regions are Oriental (Eastern), Central (Central) and Occidental (Western). Eastern departments are: San Miguel, Morazán, La Unión and Usulután. Western departments are: Santa Ana, Ahuachapán and Sonsonate. Central departments are: Chalatenango, San Salvador, Cuscatlán, Cabañaas, La Paz, San Vicente and La Libertad -- 12:57, 8 December 2011 (EST)